Water Height – 5in-1ft 9
Water Temp – 50-58F
This was more like the spring fishing we have come to expect from the Lochy over the last few years. A total of 13 fish landed and another 8 lost and all but one were double figure salmon with an average weight of 13.5lbs.
Conditions, for once, were good throughout the week. Although the river did fluctuate rather dramatically at times due to some Hydro maintenance – (which may continue into this coming week also) the much cooler temperatures and cloud cover allowed the anglers to fish during normal daytime hours with confidence and success.
Top rod for the week was Howard Evans. He landed 4 salmon (16, 15, 14, 12lbs) – a couple of these below:-
Christopher Zawadski and Glen Bishop had 3 between them (16, 15, 11lbs) …and Paul Welling had a couple (10, 12lbs) – pictured below – happy angler!
Simon Munro and Jenny Wellard also had fish each of 12lbs.
I even managed a nice fish myself – there must be a few about!!
It was the return of the “Pink Panther” that did the trick!
On the club beats there was action at both ends. Down on the Tailrace only 1 fish landed to Rory Campbell but it was a nice fresh 13lber – and a returnee from the hatchery smolt programme !
On Mucomir I heard of a couple being landed – this nice one from John MacIsaac
Another larger fish was also landed, but no details or photo unfortunately.
In the upper catchment there was action at the start of the week with Andy Burton, Steve Ingram and Billy Neil landing a fish each.
Next week sees summer returning with daytime temps heading into the mid-20s. Tides will be building throughout the week so a combination of early and late fishing combined with tide synchronisation may have to be considered.